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Saudi Arabia - Journalist prosecuted for “blasphemous” tweets

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about Hamza Kashgari, a young journalist employed by the daily Al-Bilad, who is facing a possible death sentence for three tweets on the Prophet Mohammed's birthday which the Saudi authorities regard as blasphemous. “Saudi Arabia has again demonstrated its implacable intolerance of freedom of expression,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for Kashgari's immediate release. Aged 23, Kashgari was arrested on 9 February in Malaysia, to which (...)

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